A walk on the trail

Crotalus

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Since we showed the house today I was evicted and took a short walk on the nearby trail. Amazing what you can see if you look close enough :)

A small grasshopper resting on a dandy lion



First I only saw the dead wasp, then the white crabspider:



closer



Another crabby and her prey



close up



another shot an hour later




/Lelle
 
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pinktoe23

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awesome shots! :worship:

I have never seen a crab spider before that close, very nice. what camera were you using?
 

pinktoe23

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ahh a Nikon, no wonder! the details and colors came out just beautifully :)
 

M.F.Bagaturov

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Hi Lelle!

Awesome fotos as usual.
One note - that was not the wasp but beetle close to flower beetles group, from the Trichinae subfamily. We have here some of the genus Trichius species like the palearctic wide-spread Trichius fasciatus...

BTW. These beetles are bad to feeding lizards, cos they have extract some odorous secret in defence (harmless for humans)...
 

Crotalus

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Hi Lelle!

Awesome fotos as usual.
One note - that was not the wasp but beetle close to flower beetles group, from the Trichinae subfamily. We have here some of the genus Trichius species like the palearctic wide-spread Trichius fasciatus...

BTW. These beetles are bad to feeding lizards, cos they have extract some odorous secret in defence (harmless for humans)...
Thanks for the additional info
Im glad you liked the pictures!

/Lelle
 

galeogirl

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Crab spiders are such awesome little creatures - great pics!
 
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